Arbitration uptake 'very sluggish'; arbitrators offer cut-price service

I have been informed that uptake of family law arbitration has been 'very sluggish', since it was launched in February. Accordingly, in an attempt to kick-start the use of the process, virtually all IFLA accredited arbitrators are offering to take on 'appropriate cases' for a maximum fee of £1,500 plus disbursements, provided the arbitration is commenced before the end of October 2012.

My understanding is that 'appropriate' means 'routine' cases, presumably where there is no unusual complication, or cases that do not involve substantial assets.


  1. Hi John
    No I'm not it's the same fee £1250+VAT and disbursements.
    Don't get me drummed out for breaking ranks!
    Best wishes


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